Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Concerto Number 2 in C Minor For the Piano and Orchestra; and Balakirev, Islamey - Oriental Fantasia; the London Symphony Orchestra; STS 15086; 1969. Black Vinyl Record 12" diameter, weight 125.6 grams; Album cover 12 3/8" width by 12 3/8" height and weight 95.1 grams, and record sleeve 12" width by 12" height and weight 25.3 grams. This was a new record; the record cover was sealed with plastic. Image of record and label included; and record cover and sleeve. No Copyright notice and no copyright registration or renewal on file; Public Domain under rule 6 of the United States Copyright statutes. Digitized by Gerard Arthus and released into the Public Domain under the Creative Commons License. A FLAC file is included and no audio correction was done so as to gather as much of the information as possible in the recording. Audacity was used to create the recording; the settings were at highest quality and an Audacity Project file is included in a 7zip archive.
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